• 2018 Surprise Subscriptions, Norm Foster Comedy Festival

    2018 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT - NOV 9, 2017

    2018 Surprise Subscriptions Now On Sale!

    Book now and share in the laughter you know you can count on. Not sure which dates & show times you want to choose? NEW THIS YEAR! You can now purchase a Subscription Voucher.


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  • Norm Foster, Order of Canada, Norm Foster Comedy Theatre Festival

    ORDER OF CANADA

    Congratulations Norm!

    The Foster Festival applauds the appointment of Canadian playwright Norm Foster as an Officer of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honour in the nation.


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  • Foster Festival Theatre, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

    CAIRNS HALL

    Our Theatre

    The Foster Festival is thrilled to be the resident summer theatre festival of the new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. The Foster Festival stages our full season of shows in Cairns Hall, one of four exquisite venues in the centre.


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  • 2017 Successful Season, Norm Foster Comedy Festival

    THANK YOU!

    Successful Second Season!

    Thank you to all of our audiences and supporters for making our Second Season here in the heart of Niagara such a success! Nobody does Norm Foster comedies better than the Foster Festival. 2018 Surprise Subscriptions are now on sale!


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Humour With Heart... in the heart of Niagara!

The Foster Festival is the very first theatre festival in Canada celebrating the work of a living Canadian playwright. Norm Foster comedies have been staged around the world for over two decades – we are honoured to be bringing them home to Canadian theatre lovers!

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The Foster Festival, located in St. Catharines, Ontario just down the road from the Shaw Festival, presents comedy theatre inspired by the work of internationally renowned Canadian playwright Norm Foster.

At The Foster Festival, we showcase the heart and humour of Norm Foster's writing in a dedicated environment, employing the finest Canadian theatre practitioners and to bring you everyday stories that are very, very funny, but also deeply meaningful to and reflective of Canadians.

In addition to producing our summer show series, The Foster Festival team is also very active in our community with outreach programs for kids and adults. It's our belief that a little more laughter is good for everyone's health.

SUMMER 2017 SEASON  •  ABOUT  •  OUTREACH

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2018 Surprise Subscriptions Now On Sale!

Sep 7th, 2017

The Foster Festival's 2018 Surprise Subscriptions are now on sale!

Norm Foster hard at work writing two new World Premieres for our 2018 Season!

Sep 19th, 2017

Norm Foster is hard at work writing his next two World Premieres for The Foster Festival's 2018 Season!

Foster 45s (E28) - Sneak Peek of Foster's newest play Lunenburg

Aug 4th, 2017

Norm Foster's newest play, Lunenburg runs August 2 - August 18 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - see a sneak peek of behind the scenes of this hilarious new Foster play starring Shaw Festival veteran actors!

Foster 45s (E27) - Sneak Peek of Our Next Production Old Love by Norm Foster

Jul 10th, 2017

Norm Foster's play, Old Love runs July 12 - July 28 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - see a sneak peek of behind the scenes of this classic Foster play!

Foster 45s (E26) - Sneak Peek of Foster's newest play Screwball Comedy

Jun 15th, 2017

Norm Foster's newest play, Screwball Comedy runs June 21 - July 7 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - see a sneak peek of behind the scenes of this hilarious new Foster play!


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